ZnO-Based Phosphors Materials

S. J. Mofokeng*, T. P. Mokoena, L. L. Noto, T. A. Nhlapo, M. J. Sithole, D. E. Motaung, M. R. Mhlongo

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterpeer-review


The chapter discussed the optical properties of ZnO phosphor for a wide-ranging emission application. The existing luminescence characteristics of ZnO phosphor can be enhanced by the introduction of native defects as well as electronic impurity doping. Special characteristics of ZnO phosphor, like its large exciton binding energy and wide bandgap, make it an interesting material to explore, especially when doped with various elements for various nanoscale lighting devices. Additionally, the distribution and interaction of defects in undoped and doped ZnO phosphors as well as their luminescence dynamics were discussed. We presented the experimental work for the undoped and doped ZnO phosphor materials as down- and up-converting phosphors. As a result, the advantages associated with advancing the luminescence characteristics of ZnO phosphor materials were discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProgress in Optical Science and Photonics
Number of pages30
Publication statusPublished - 2023

Publication series

NameProgress in Optical Science and Photonics
ISSN (Print)2363-5096
ISSN (Electronic)2363-510X


  • Defects
  • Doping
  • Luminescence
  • Nanoscale
  • Optical properties
  • ZnO


Dive into the research topics of 'ZnO-Based Phosphors Materials'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this